CONCERNING "SURPLUS OF FERTILIZED OVULES"
Quote-The Council of the Islamic Fiqh Academy, in its sixth session, held
in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, from 17 - 23 Sha'baan,1410H
(corresponding to 14 20 March, 1990),
Having studied the papers and recommendations on this subject which was one
of the subjects discussed in the sixth medical and Fiqh seminar held in
Kuwait, from Rabi-ul Awwal 23 to 26, 1410H (October 23 26, 1989 in
cooperation between the Academy and the Islamic Organization for Medical
Sciences of Kuwait,
And having studied the thirteenth and fourteenth recommendations adopted in
the thrid seminar of the Islamic Organization for Medical Sciences held in
Kuwait from Sha'baan 20 to 23, 1417 H (April 18 21, 1987), on the issue of
the disposal of fertilized ovules, and the fifth recommendation of the
first seminar of the Islamic Organization for medical sciences, held in
Kuwait from Sha'baan 11 to 14, 1403 H (May 24 to 27, 1982) on the same subject,
First: In the light of the scientifically established possibility of
preserving non-fertilized ovules for future use, only the number of ovules
required each time for insemination must be fertilized to avoid the
existence of surplus fertilized ovules.
Second: If a surplus of fertilized ovules exists in any way, it shall be
left without medical care until the life of this surplus ends naturally.
Third: If is prohibited to inseminate fertilized ovules into another
woman. Precaution must be made to prevent the use of the fertilized ovules
in an unlawful pregnancy.
Verily, Allah is All-Knowing Unquote
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